bijan sabet: Vaporware →
Wikipedia’ definition of vaporware: Vaporware is a word used to describe products, usually computer hardware or software, not released on the date announced by their developer, or announced months or years before their release. This morning the lead story on Techmeme is the news that HP is killing off their Windows 7 tablet and Microsoft is killing their Courier tablet product. There is...
The telephone was an aberration in human development. It was a 70 year or so...– Rick Webb about this (via toldorknown) (via marco) (via tmblg, toldorknown) (via kevin) (via mikehudack)
BTW, Today is Poem in Your Pocket Day
92y: Rick Lazio is carrying “If”. What poem are you carrying in your pocket? Please feel free to choose from any in our audio archive. [92Y Poetry Center] Roan Stallion, Robinson Jeffers: Tragedy that breaks man’s face and a white fire flies out of it; vision that fools him Out of his limits, desire that fools him out of his limits, unnatural crime, inhuman science, Slit eyes in the...
London, I Love You But You’re Bringing Me...
Cape Cod Wind Farm, First U.S. Offshore, A Go →
(via evangotlib) Salazar acknowledged that the permitting process was a mess. “There’s no reason an offshore wind permit should take a decade,” he said. He’s working on streamlining the process. … Massachusetts Governor Duvall Patrick says construction could begin within a year. (Also via the MIT Tech Review & Boston.com)
The logic of cybernetics, applied to the history of the universe, is in the...– Italo Calvino
sablesma: ON THIS OCCASION, THERE ARE A COUPLE OF THINGS THAT WE KNOW THAT WE PULLED FROM FACT MAGAZINE: 1. THE KING WEARS A KING HAT AND LIVES IN A KING HOUSE 2. YOUR TIME WILL COME AND TONIGHT IS OUR NIGHT SO YOU SHOULD GIVE US ALL OF YOUR DRUGS 3. WE HAVE A BLACK PRESIDENT AND YOU DO NOT SO SHUT UP
Official video for Tunng’s Hustle.
somuchsass: Tunng - Hustle and we will hustle,...
"Three. We have a black president and you do not....
soupsoup: Jon Stewart and Dishonest Reporting About Taxes in the Media I can’t believe this but I am actually going to defend Exxon a little bit. Ben Stein, who I am no big fan of either, explains it better than I could in this New York Times op-ed. When you’re tearing down big corporations, make sure you’re not taking down the same people you’re trying to stand up for and protect along with...
One of the Fallen - Talking Points Memo →
…the Polish government-in-exile continued in existence in London until 1990, with an unbroken succession of presidents and prime ministers-in-exile going back to 1939. And according to wikipedia, until the end, it maintained regular cabinet meetings every two weeks at its headquarters in London. The last president was Ryszard Kaczorowski, born in 1919. In 1990, under his leadership, the...
Amidst the attention given to the sciences as how they can lead to the cure of...– John Maeda
screwrocknroll: The Hold Steady - How a...
Andrew Bird - How You Gonna Keep ‘em Down on...
He’s 13 years old and he has created and is selling an iPad app in the same...– Daring Fireball: The Kids Are All Right (via emptyage) but omgs you cant remove the battery!
Anybody else seeing screwy dashboard behavior?
I keep catching posts disappearing, appearing out of order - particularly one of my own posts just keeps bubbling to the top of the dashboard. It’s weird.
mrgan: I have nothing but nods to add to this quick note from Cameron Hunt: “When I was a boy…in front of every house in the summer evenings, you would find young people together singing the songs of the day or old songs. Today you hear these infernal machines going night and day. We will not have a vocal cord left. The vocal cord will be eliminated by a process of evolution, as was the tail of...